“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Your Eyes Give Me Something to Dream, 2010-ongoing Installation view at Indianapolis Museum of Art Recycled newspaper pencils printed with words Photo Scott Grow View catalogue Your Eyes Give Me Something to Dream is an ongoing series of multiples made out of recycled newspaper and words. The words are taken from tags I frequently use in [...]
What does community mean for us — as artists, runners, yogis, parents, friends and neighbors?
Two great running findings this week. Good to see resources available for everyone. On the Run, a blog about the New York City Marathon. The Marathon this year is on November 7 and will have about 43,000 runners. So looking forward to it! A Running Start, a free online coaching resource developed by New York [...]
I just read this in the current issue of Yoga Magazine, and it is so simple and clear, I want to share it with you all. “Rather than entering any situation wondering how it will serve you, let your entire motivation be to serve the greater good. Ask yourself constantly, how do I serve here, rather than [...]
Finding of the week: “We always need to remember that behind almost every great moment in history, there are heroic people doing really boring and frustrating things for a prolonged period of time.” From New York Times, My Favorite August by Gail Collins.
The taste of summer is… fresh I’ve been giving life to those whispery notes/sketches I often add to my Resource: Where Abstract Art is (From) with a great group of artists: Glen Cunningham, Laura Fayer, Lori Kirkbride, Rachael Wren. All artists were part of Susan Ross and PowerHouse Projects. Source was on view at The [...]
On the second day of summer, where is my mind? Swimming in the Caribbean. Surrounded by family and nature. I’m counting the days… Where is yours? Where is My Mind By The Pixies Oh With your feet in the air and your head on the ground Try this trick and spin it, yeah Your head [...]
Findings of the week: “The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.” -Oscar Wilde “Yoga is about the union and integration of breath, movement and body, both on and off the mat. Our practice on the mat should hopefully guide us towards actions in the outside world: if we [...]
Photo contest submission by Jennifer Day From Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Spring flow, Spring glow, just typing the word spring makes me smile. We’ve been having glorious days filled with beautiful colors and sun. The weather always inspires me to choose what to experiment with in the kitchen. I have two new favorites: quinoa and kale. Cooking them is simple, their benefits are plenty and they [...]
Hello all! Welcome to my new website/blog. There are so many positive things happening this year, I hope to find more time to write. As you probably know, 2009 was an amazing year for me because I had an incredible baby boy. But as many artists who are also parents know, it is extremely challenging [...]
This morning was perfect for a run. I quietly changed, picked my iPod, running watch and took a last look at my sleeping boys — they both looked so beautiful and peaceful. I was sleepy too and left my sleepiness guide me through the streets of Brooklyn. I set my iPod to shuffle songs. The [...]
I meant to post earlier this week, but it’s been busy with lots of changes. Change is hard, but at the same time, it feels amazing when we add an infusion of fresh flavors, colors and textures to our routines. While browsing the Food Issue of the latest Sustenance. She is also the leader of [...]
Yoga class begins by dedicating the practice to someone or something. Dedicating the class gives me an incredible feeling of purpose. I began to practice yoga after reading of its benefits for runners, but it didn’t take me long to realize that practicing yoga is about something deeper than flexibility. I want to dedicate my [...]
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It’s a beautiful day! A day to give us the chance to create and live with a new perspective, to find fulfillment in the real and meaningful, and to always give our best… Here are my highlights from Barack Obama’s inaugural address: “We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time [...]
Everyday, we hear about how people are loosing their jobs and homes. And everyday, we see it on the streets of New York City. This year, Art Movement is participating in a Virtual Food Drive for the Art Movement’s Virtual Food Drive. THANK YOU and Happy Holidays to all! art & life by rossana martinez
A while ago, my friend Margie, an awesome athlete, cook, and nutrition expert, recommended me to read the book Real Food by Nina Planck. One of my favorite things to do is to cook simple and fresh food, and I find so many similarities between cooking and working out an idea in the studio. I’m [...]
I love the holidays, but as a minimalist at heart, I strongly believe in finding gratefulness in our everyday and not only during the holidays. I prefer a nice small gesture everyday ⎯ a smile, saying good morning, staying positive during a difficult day, a nice conversation, cooking and sharing a meal ⎯ over a [...]
I’m currently writing about how important it was for me to create and stick to a wellness plan. I must say, it was a challenge as an artist because we tend to think about our work more than our health. While doing a bit of research, I came across this article in the New York [...]
As artists, I hope that these difficult financial times make us approach our work differently. That our studio time becomes full of fresh ideas and endless experimentation without feeling the pressure of sales. But most importantly, I hope that we as people understand the need around us and dedicate some time to help others in [...]
This morning, it was 70 degrees with a beautiful clear and blue sky. I ran towards DUMBO and decided to stop next to the Brooklyn Bridge to absorb it all — the sky, the water, birds, and the view of the Bridge and Lower Manhattan. I thought of the excitement that is about to begin, [...]
As I turned and walked on the street to get to a meeting, I could sense I was a stranger. I knew the only way to make a connection was by using a universal language ⎯ an unconditional smile. So I smiled at the people around me and they smiled back at me…and there was [...]
As artists, we are often asked about what influences us. One of my favorite artists and a major influence is the Brazilian artist, Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980). Oiticica was interested in the total integration of his work with the experience of life. In the exhibition catalogue, Hélio Oiticica: The Body of Color, he says: “the world [...]
In honor of Earth Day and the Boston Marathon, I decided to go for a run in one of the most beautiful places in Brooklyn, Frederick Law Olmsted and Central Park. While enjoying the awesome energy of all the runners, I noticed a family walking in the park. The father and daughter were holding hands. [...]